Saffron House is approached through unspoilt countryside along a leafy country lane close to the historic market town of Saffron Walden, which exudes charm and benefits from a number of boutique shops as well as a Waitrose. There is also more comprehensive shopping in Cambridge. There are a number of very good schools in the area, including Saffron Walden County High and Dame Bradburys as well as many more in Cambridge, which is only 18 miles to the north. There is first class horseracing at nearby Newmarket, as well as golf at the Saffron Walden Golf Club.
Saffron House is an imposing country house, constructed in a Georgian style and occupies a secluded location, which is ideal for privacy and security. It is a magnificent property for entertaining on a grand scale, with a spacious reception hall and beautifully proportioned reception rooms with excellent ceiling heights and inter linking double doors. The kitchen/breakfast room has been extensively fitted with bespoke cabinets incorporating a large central island with part granite and oak work surface and four-oven oil fired Aga, as well as double doors leading to the terrace. There is a utility room with built in cabinets and boot room with access to the back door. There is also a spacious sitting room/playroom and on the other side of the reception hall is temperature controlled wine room and large study with stunning views over gardens. There is also an adjoining indoor swimming pool complex with a shower, cloakroom and changing facilities.
The garden and grounds extend to approximately 17 acres. The present owners have spent a lot of time and effort professionally landscaping the property, with a large York stone paved terrace to the south western elevation looking out across the garden and beyond. There is a substantial covered area immediately to the rear of house, ideal for alfresco dining. To one side is a hard tennis court and behind is a soft play area with bark chippings.
The rear garden has been laid out with avenues of trees creating a wonderful vista looking out towards the open countryside. There is a large well stocked lake with an island incorporating 2 Willow trees. A formal garden area hosts a central rose garden, symmetrically laid out Yew trees, box hedging and an Espalier Hornbeam hedge. To the other side of the drive there is a recently planted orchard surrounded by a field Maple hedge. Beyond is a large paddock with a field shelter.
The annexe adjoins the stables and consists of a kitchen/dining/sitting room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
There is a store room with a WC, two stables, garaging for eight vehicles, garden store, workshop incorporating oil tank for the Aga and a staff room.